Feeds

Memory makers start to suffer from Intel chip drought

February will be flat as a pancake

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

The first repercussions of a shortage of Pentium III processors has already begun to make its mark in memory markets.

One major UK memory supplier said that is already seeing a knock on effect of the chip shortage on prices.

He said: "Demand is already fairly flat, and I don't think Chinese New Year is going to do anything to firm up the 8 x 8 price. Some are already voicing opinions of a $4 8 x 8 before the end of February."

Although some system builders and dealers are switching to Athlons, which are readily available, AMD itself only considers that it has a 20 per cent share of the desktop market, which is the area most affected by the Intel shortages.

Meanwhile a source at a large Korean dealer claimed that the country has not seen even hide-nor-hair of Coppermines.

He said: "Prices on P3 500, 550, and 600's have gone up about 14 per cent in the last three weeks. The vendors claim they will continue to go up. No reason is given.

"Coppermines basically do not exist in the South Korean channel, so that may be part of it. P3 600 and below may be drying up. but AMD Athlons are dropping in price almost daily. In fact, we plan to change our lead systems to Athlon as soon as we nail all the details down." ®

Related Story

Intel confirms huge Pentium III shortage

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.